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Oct 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
. police say the men abducted several victims from bus stops in baltimore county and the city. the first two cases involved teen girls who were abducted from a bus stop in catensville, held at gunpoint and then sexually assaulted. then a man and woman were abducted near a mta bus stop in the city. the woman was robbed and then let go. >> very traumatic to me and it's also very scary that you can't stand on a street corner to get a bus and not feel safe. >>reporter: now, police believe there may be more victims who have yet to come forward. if this case sounds familiar to you, please call police in baltimore county or the city. we're live at county headquarters, linda stow, abc 2 news. >>> baltimore police are on hunt this morning for an escaped prisoner. according to police, the unidentified man ran off last night while being transported in the northeast district. they say the prisoner who was still wearing handcuffs when he got away was still seen in a wooded area in the 900 block of argon drive. >>> good news for those of you living in west baltimore, truck 10 will stay open. officials
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
talk about the fans, the city and what this game means to them. >> there's not a city in america that loves their baseball team more than this city. and, i've seen it on both sides, and it's a great feeling for our players to give back the faith they have had in them. >> we have had contributions all year cheny has been awesome and did a great job tonight and really kind of putting the negative behind us and moving on has been big for us all year. >> reporter: baltimore has a great season so far. they are 6-3 against new york in new york. also they have hit more home runs in the bronx than any other road ball park. this will let you know baltimore is comfortable playing in new york. game 3 is going to be wednesday night game time set for 7:37. that could change pending the outcome of the cincinnati red series and the detroit series which could be shifted one hour further than game times for thursday and friday are to be determined and ticket sales for the possibility of an al championship series here in baltimore those tickets go on sale this morning at 10:00 through the baltimore tic
ABC
Oct 30, 2012 4:30am EDT
out of the way. we have had a lot of flooding and wind and problems and the towns and cities we were telling you about yesterday, ocean city, new york, they are really reporting damage today. >> we will check in with those places. let's send it over to lynette charles. >>> we are not done yet. we are going to begin to wind things down throughout the day. lots of rain to show you, i'm going to show you that in a second. sandy is moving over pennsylvania. it made landfall last night, and we are going to be seeing a little bit of change in the forecast. for now, the winds sustained 7 a miles an hour, moving to the northwest at 16 miles an hour. this is the most important thing to us this morning. we have plenty of rain moving in across the picture. plenty of rain yesterday, we are going to add on top of that. plenty of flood watches, flood warnings, that will continue through today and in to tomorrow. the heaviest rain moving through baltimore, washington, the heavy rain bands will continue even some back towards the west and the further west you go, you are going to run in to snowfall.
ABC
Oct 15, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >>> firefighters want to make sure this tragedy never happens. they were in the city working to keep families safe going door to door checking smoke detectors. >> we are canvassing the entire city of baltimore. for fighters from every fire station and engine and truck on ground going into the communities checking with residents to make certain that they have working smoke alarms. >> the firefighters didn't make it to your house and you need a working smoke detector call 311. >>> ten years ago drug dealers killed 7 members of the dawson family. it's one of the worst tragedies to hit baltimore. since then a neighborhood center has been built in their memory. the dawson safe haven center provides everything from housing assistance to job training as well as after school programs for neighborhood kids. tomorrow the senter will host a memorial to -- center will host a memorial to remember the dawson family. >>> happening today, the naacp will make an important announcement concern the upcoming election. abc2 news linda so is here to tell us what they are going to be supporting. >> re
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
are traveling knot of baltimore city or west. definitely watchout for that. if you are using the jfx in to the city, no delays southbound, from the beltway, all the way downtown to east fayette street. that stretch will take you 11 minutes. everything will remain up to speed through the fort mc henry, 695 and looking outside, here on the west side, liberty road, no problems down towards 95 or up to 83. here is what the beltway looks like, not too many cars yet at bel air, no problems up to 83. that's a look at your time saver traffic. >>> top stories on this tuesday morning, today marks the 10 year anniversary since the beginning of the sniper attacks that terrorized the washington region. october 2nd, john mohammad and his accomplice embarked on the killing spree. they killed 10 people while wounding three others. people in virginia, dc and maryland, were terrified to spend time outside. in a rare and chilling interview with the washington post, 27 years old, mallvo is speaking about the horrific days and apologizing to the > if you look up the definiti
ABC
Oct 26, 2012 4:30am EDT
maryland on the ballot and same-sex marriage. today the new york city mayor will join the governor and baltimore city mayor and this is for a news conference on question six. the mayor donated 250,000- dollars to the marylanders for the equality campaign f the passes sameson sex -- same-sex marriage will be legal. >>> and the candidates are rallying supporters and giving interviews. now something that the president said after one of the interviews is getting a lot of attention. we have the details on what it is. >> reporter: there is no shortage of heated exchanges between the president and mitt romney. and now the president is drawing fire from the romney campaign for a comment he made following an interview with rolling stone magazine. the editor passed along a message to the president. she said can you do it referring to his reelection bid. the president's response was this. you know kids have good instincts they look at the other guy and say that a bull something. the other guy he is talking about is romney. the pain put out a statement saying the president is rattled and on the de
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 4:30am EDT
has shut down the route 50 in ocean city and the heavy rains are causing the camera to shake. we will let you know how the storm will impact baltimore coming up on good morning maryland. >>> you are watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. >> not ghost or goblins you have to fear but flooding, power outages and strong winds thanks to hurricane sandy. >> we are tracking the super storm all morning. good morning maryland continues with our team coverage right now. thanks for joining us. we have been on the air for half an hour coming on early for you this morning because the big story is the storm and how it will impact your life. >> let's get to meteorologist lynette charles with more on the storm and its track and how soon it could reach us. here's a live shot of virginia beach virginia if i am not mistaken that's about the position of the storm. >> it's off the coast of virginia. and it's lashing that area. and even we are getting in on some of that rain. i am going to zoom in closer in a second. but i want to step out so you can see the scope of the storm
ABC
Oct 31, 2012 4:30am EDT
whatsoever. it will be clear from route 43 all the way into the city. and if you are traveling on 695, as we check in and take a look right now in parkville at hartford road, everything up to speed. no problems to report as you do travel up to 83, but just a reminder, the roads are going to be really wet. we're still dealing with power outages, and if you do come across an intersection without a working traffic signal, be sure to treat it as a four-way stop. megan and charley, over to you. >>> when hurricane sandy blew through and blew out the power for a lot of people in our area, they were left in the dark. >> there are still thousands in the dark this morning and abc 2 new' linda stow is live in towson with the latest on restoration efforts. how are things going today? >>reporter: i just got off the phone with the spokesperson and she tells us overnight significant progress was made, more than 30,000 homes were restored. we're at the corner of stevenson and hillan in towson and as you can see, you are still going to have power outages. interest are more than 85,000 customers still
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
kevin cartwright with the baltimore city fire department joining me live here. you know, chief, just -- a very sad scene this morning. four children, tell me a little bit about what happened this morning. >> yeah, this is something we never look forward to. but just after 2:00 this morning, our firefighters arrived on location to a very dramatic scene involving an intense fire with heavy fire load and smoke conditions coming from a two story brick home. we also noted that there was one adult man actually jumping from the second floor window in an effort to escape these intense flames and heat. our firefighters went inside with attack lines, those expert witness to suppress the fire where it was reported that people were on the second floor. it was during that time that one of the firefighters actually fell through the first second floor, into the basement level into another firefighter. mayday was sounded. they both were rescued. in addition to ets to try and rescue victims inside but unfortunately they did potentialish. believed to be an adult woman and four children relatives. >> r
ABC
Oct 24, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >> reporter: 80 degrees is pretty nice. traveling on 95 no problems from white marsh into the city. that will take you 14 minutes. and everything will remain up to speed through the fort mchenry tunnel and harbor tunnel. checking in and looking outside, this is the beltway at liberty road. nothing to get in your way traveling on the outer loop towards route 40 or inner loop towards pikesville. parkville at harford road, no concerns up to 83 or the inner loop towards 95. now over to you megan and charley. >>> doesn't matter if you are the driver or passenger. texting behind the wheel is dangerous for everyone involved. you are 23 times more likely to crash inform you are texts than if you are drinking. today your experience the difficulties of driving safely while texting. there's going to be a car hooked up to a virt yowl game happening at the -- virtual game in glen burnie. it demonstrates the implications of the potentially deadly practice. high school students will be there to participate in the exercise. >>> students on the campus of notre dame in married are -- maryland are told to
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
to get into the city there are no delays right now from the beltway all the way downtown to east fayette street. everything will remain up to speed traveling through the fort mchenry tunnel. as well as the harbor tunnel. and as we check in and take a live look outside here on the west side of the beltway. no problems to report from liberty road all the way down to route 40 and here's how it's shaping up in parkville at harford road. no problems on the inner loop down to 95 and the outer loop nice and clear up to towson. uuu. >>> we begin this morning with breaking news from overnight. in east baltimore police are investigating a shooting involving one of their own. it happened around 12:30 near the 1500 block of east land bell street. that's near oliver neighborhood a few blocks east of the green mount cemetery. on the twitter feed the baltimore police say the person that was shot was taken to the hospital and the officer wasn't injured. once we have details we'll bring them to you here on "good morning maryland." >>> that police shooting comes less than 48 hours after an autopsy
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 4:30am EDT
fog. you want to expect reduced visibility. using the jfx in to the city, there is nothing to get in your way traveling southbound to fayette street. up to speed through the fort mc henry as wells that harbor tunnel. using 695, a live look outside, at the west side, liberty road. everything moving along, no delays towards 95. a live look in parkville at the beltway, harford, nothing in your way traveling down the inner loop to 95 or the outer loop. clear up to towson. that's a look at your time saver traffic. >>> a 2.5 hour rain delay didn't take the energy and e motion out of the crowd gathered for the first playoff game since 1997. power surge from the yankees in the 9th that took the electricity out of the yard. charlie, the o's don't have time to dwell in the loss. >> reporter: like you said, it's been 15 years since playoff baseball was played here in charm city. 2.5 hour delay didn't matter one bit. atmosphere was electric. we have a fan with us now, who has hung around overnight and flew in from south florida. you are a long time o's fan. >> yes, sir. grew up going to memorial
ABC
Oct 16, 2012 4:30am EDT
cities when it comes to trick or treating. they rated cities on the amount of candy , the population and safety. baltimore took the 20th spot, washington dc, in at number 10. the numb one spot for trick or treating is san francisco. >>> tickets for preakness are available through ticket fly.com which replaced ticket master and call the preakness ticket office she was a mother, fed up with drugs in her neighborhood and as a result, he house was set afire killing all family members. >> on this sad anniversary, we look at how the community changed. sherrie johnson joins us at the site of the safe haven center. >> reporter: we are here on east presston street, people will gather tonight to remember the dawson family. it's been ten years since their lives were taken. today, people are going to commemorate and honor the family. it was known as one of the worst tragedies in baltimore's history on october 16th, 2002, the home of cornell and angela dawson was fire bombed. mr. and mrs. dawson and their five children died in the fire. neighbors, and community leaders and faith based groups work
ABC
Oct 19, 2012 4:30am EDT
. times created an interactive map for you showing where the abuse happened across the u.s. you can also see how many cases were opened up this year and most of them dating back to the late 80s and early 90s. you can search by city and by state. our scripps national investigative team are putting together the finishing touches of a 6 month investigation look into 30,000 of the files. we have obtained and reviewed for the first time you will see the magnitude of the sex abuse scapeddal and how some scouts pleads for -- scandal and how some scouts pleads for help were ignored. you will see it on abc2 news beginning october 28th. >>> 4:37. the ravens are heading to the lone star state. on sunday the team takes on the houston texans. the last time these two teams met was in the division championship. and ravens won that game. the defense will look different this week. ray lewis and ladarius webb will not be on the field because they are injured. we may see terrell suggs. rumor has it he is going to play. he has been out all season with an injured achilles. kick off is at one. time for a
ABC
Oct 18, 2012 4:30am EDT
. all he needs now is the city council's approval. last night's confirmation hearing he answered questions and listened to concerned citizens, he's prepared to deal with the strained relations with police and neighbors in some communities. >> will work diligently to earn your trust. we will be professional, we will be courteous, and we will treat people with respect and expect the same in return. >> he is a former police chief and long beach, california as well as in oakland. he was nominated by the mayor and spent some time in baltimore in summer. the -- in summer. the council is expected to approve the appointment on monday. >>> and listen up because you may have overpaid the water bill and you could be getting some money back. baltimore city officials admit there's nearly 40,000 city water customers who paid too much for their service. they have since been refunded but that's not stopped one official from filing a class action lawsuit. fred con away is speaking monetary -- seeking monetary damages for those affected. it alleges unfair treatment from the city because they allow
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
-- right here in baltimore reduce visible. if you are use the jfx into the city, no delays from the beltway all the way downtown to eat fayette street. everything is up to speed through the fort mchenry and harbor tunnel. 695 looking live outside at old court road, nothing to get in your way as you travel down towards 95. here's a shot of the beltway in parkville at harford road. everything is moving along. no problems up to towson. that's the abc2 timesaver traffic. now over to you. >>> 4:32. many of us are waking up a little less gritty eyed because there's no late night watching the orioles and yankees thanks to a travel day. that's going to change tonight. we will get you ready for the game. city is host -- the city is hosting a pep rally and charley is live with more details at city hall with more details of what's in store. i am so used to seeing you at the yard i forgot where you were. but you are ready to party. >> reporter: they kicked me out of camden yards and said get out of here. the o's are on the road and sent me to city hall. remember what it was like in high school
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
. this morning if you are using the jfx to get into the city, there are no delays from the beltway downtown and checking in and looking live at some beltway, here's what the west side looks like at liberty road. no problems traveling on that outer loop towards 95. and if you are traveling the beltway in parkville here's wh it looks like at harford road down towards 95 a no problems on the outer loop up towards towson. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. now over to you. >>> news time 4:32. new developments this morning in the deadly meningitis outbreak. >> health officials fear hundreds nationwide could be at risk for contracting the illness. people in six states have been infected but officials say there's a potential for more in 23 states including maryland so far. there have been two confirmed cases including one death. >> all the patients who have come down with meningitis received steroid shots from back pain. you might wonder how do i find out if i am at risk. coming up at 5 this morning, we are going to have a live report explaining everything that you need to know
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
. if you are using the jfx to get into the city, there are no problems traveling from 695 all the way downtown to east fayette street. that will take you the typical 11 minutes. everything is up to speed through the fort mchenry tunnel and the harbor tunnel. and using 695 asin and look live outside, here, at liberty road, no problems to report. it will be nice and clear as you travel down towards 95. or if you are using the inner loop up through pikesville. in overlea nothing to get in your way traveling down 95 or using the outer loop towards towson. that's the abc2 timesaver traffic charley over to you. >>> orioles nailed down the playoff spot. the team got news during the bizarre plane ride to tampa. midway through the flight a fire started in the forward galley leading to a emergency landing in jacksonville. after a short time, the team got back on the plane and finished the flight down to tampa for a season ending series with the rays and it has play off implications. sheryl conner has more on the amazing final regular home series. >> reporter: the boys of summer are now the boy
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 4:30am EDT
we have been waiting 15 years for and the city is excited. and send your pictures to us. we have a slide show. we don't want to you forget about the other birds. they are leading now in the north with a 4-1 record. >>> her life was cut short by violence as it affects so many teens. tonight family and friends of the 16-year-old will hold a vigil. she has shot on sunday night. her friends say it will give everyone a chance to mourn the loss. police are looking for the girl's killer. they have little evidence right now but know she had multiple run ins with the law. >>> and law enforcement want to do everything they can to keep you safe by preventing accidental shootings. police are now calling on gun owners to secure the weapons. and the police chief and the county executive will announce a new gun law. the program is in response to the gun related incidents the two area schools. >>> and a student at perry hall and a victim of a shooting there. as he is recovering, the community wants to help out in any way they can. tomorrow the baltimore blast will hold an event called goals for da
ABC
Oct 23, 2012 4:30am EDT
you are using the jfx, there are no delays right now heading into the city. looking at a typical 11-minute ride southbound from the beltway downtown to east fayette street. everything is up to speed through the fort mchenry tunnel and harbor tunnel. and checking at a live look outside at liberty road at the beltway everything is moving along. no problems towards 95 or using the inner loop through pikesville. here's what it hocks like inparkville at harford -- looks like in parkville at harford road. no concerns. that's a look at your traffic. >>> bayonets and battleships and bailouts that's what you will hear all morning following thethird and final presidential debate. president obama and mitt romney faced off at lynn university. the candidates were forced to answer tough questions on foreign policy. >> reporter: this debate lasted 90 minutes and covered a wide variety of topics related to foreign policy. mitt romney and president obama sat side by side and that format didn't stop them from attacking each other. >> attack me is not an agenda. >> the world needs a strong america and
ABC
Oct 22, 2012 4:30am EDT
afternoon. stepping out the door, chilly temperatures, ellicott city 48. light wind northwest at 3 miles an hour. fredericks temperatures 46 degrees, frostburg, coming in at 45. you need the coat. we are feeling it. as we look at the most powerful radar, we are dry, we are going to stay that way as we go through the rest of today. it's going be a beautiful day with plenty of sunshine in the folk for you. we will start on the chilly note, lots of sunshine in to 9:00, 10:00, that will continue as we go in to lunchtime. mostly sunny skys with a high temperature topping around 70. lunchtime eat outdoors with the temperature around 65 degrees. now a check of the time saver traffic with loren cook. >>> good morning, it was perfect weather for the susan g komen race and nice to see everybody support each other. if you are traveling through the tunnels, there is nothing to get in your way. fort mc henry, nice and clear. no delays on the jfx. you are looking at a typical 11 minute ride from towson, all the way downtown. as we check in and look at the west side of the beltway, liberty, every
ABC
Oct 25, 2012 4:30am EDT
of pain to an end for charm city. now the o's' manager buck showalter is being we can 90sed for his -- recognized for his achievements. sporting news names him the american league manager of the year. buck says he's done all year, he pointed to the team and said it belongs to them. class act guy. >>> all right, the winner of this year's world series could help predict the outcome of the presidential election. you see, since 1908, when an american league team wins the world series, there is a 59% chance that a republican will be elected. when the national league team wins, well, there's a 67% chance that a democrat will win. in the last three election cycles this prediction has been deadon. in 2000 and 2004 american league teams won the world series both times republican george w. bush won and of course in 2008 the national league won that. a democrat, barack obama took office. >>> you know there are people out there with multiple degrees in various scientific knowledge mathematics engineering. >> it all depend on who winning the world series. >> just go play baseball. >>> all right,
ABC
Oct 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
evening. >> he isn't the summer getting to note ends and out of our city. now he is ready to make his mark. first, thodges batts will have to get through the confirmation hearings. rosie? >> the city council chamber is packed with not only the city council but others. we get to hear from acting commissioner anthony batts. he has an interesting resume. he is also a lecturer at harford and has a ph.d in public administration. he said crime is more than stats and numbers that crime is about people. he wants to impact people and neighborhoods in this city. here's what he had to say. >> sharing my goal to build on positive community interaction. earning count trust will come with time and with hard work and our actions will speak louder than our words. without trust from the public we cannot and we will not succeed. >> one of the things that he also talked about, he says he wants to change a few things in the city, some of the internal structures. he said there's also a need to basically improve some of the physical aspect, vehicles, radio system. he wants to build a good working relations
ABC
Oct 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
close call for baltimore and the ocean city area. we have more on what could happen with the different scenarios with sandy, coming up. >>> what a mess that's coming our way. winds, rain and high tide, coupled with a storm surge, producing flooding along the bay, befores that's one of the many concerns with the storm. jeff hager is standing by live in baltimore with more on the counties preparations. >> emergency managers in baltimore and harford counties are well underway and preparing for hurricane sandy, they want you to be prepared as well. the rush is already on, among boat owners to move vessels as we witness at the outer point yacht club, after past storms like irene isabelle and agnus, many learned the hard way to prepare for the worst. >> it could have high winds for two days, and potentially higher than normal tides. it's low down to where we were on the beach, the beach stuff, we took everything up the hill and on the trailer, stick it in the garage, and when it goes by we truck it back out. >> reporter: the county has people on stands by. along with swift water re
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the heavy rain over ocean city. notice how everything is progressing. what i have to watch is what's going on over west virginia. this will shiest into the city -- shift into the city over the course of the evening. what happens after game time. what happens during the course of the game. the radar will be showing more of a shower variety as we go into the game. 54 right now, a drop in temperatures during the course of the dpai. 50 at 8:07. let's show you the seven-day. that's coming up in a little bit. >>> the old -- o's dropped a heartbreaker. >> time to get ready for game two. the o's prep for tonight's firsty. new game. >> let's bring in christian schaffer. game two. a resilient bunch. >> game one, i think you saw what the yankees have -- cc is a bath ya. all throughout the post season they're talking about trying to get this game back if baltimore. he wanted the home game for the fans. they got it. now he says he needs more support from the fans. >> i thought it took maybe some but the per flies. the players were good. it was everything i thought it would be and more. i was real
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 6:03pm EDT
. we do have the clouds but dry at present moment 62 degrees in the city. 63% humidity. that northeasterly wind will ab key component. it should be around 69 this time of the year. take a look. 52 in the city. frederick at 48. you notice some blue off in the lefthandf your tv screen. that's where temperatures will struggle to get into the 30s. brisk and cool. going into tonight 4 around 11:00. we wake up top mostly cloudy sky and another day we struggle to get out of the 50s with the possibility of a spot shower. clear overhead toward the south. we've been watching spot ni showers near -- spotty showers near anne arundel county. this is our animation of the radar showing us the steadier showers have been north and west of the city. that will clues through the course of this evening but eventually we're going to see some moisture swing in. that's why we are anticipating those scattered showers to be with us through really most of the game. future trend showing us at 8:00 spot ni showers. there play be a lill and another recharge of showers after midnight. so i think we get the
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
grandmother and four grandchildren are dead. >> the city had a very significant loss last evening with the matriarch of the family perished along with the four grandchildren. the fire is being investigated. we stand in support of the family as they try to get through this tragedy. >> it takes a tragedy like this to make people think of fire prevention. is my house safe. could i get out. until now fire deaths were down along with the number of fires and injuries. a program gave out free smoke alarms with a 10-year lithium batteries. they are hoping the 5200 they gave out last year will make a deference -- that and more education on what to do. >> we want people to call 311 to make sure the homes are protected with a working smoke alarm. secondly, don't use your oven to heat the home. not only is it a fire hazard but a health hazard, the potential for carbon monoxide poisoning. we want to pay void that at all cost -- avoid that at all costs. >> reporter: the city will canvass that neighborhood to make sure people have working smoke detectors. once you make that call, within a couple of hours
ABC
Oct 17, 2012 5:00pm EDT
stephanie rawlings-blake back in august. he has been getting to know the city and a lot of the problems. many council members say he knows some of the problems. the council said he can ping where commissioner fred bealefeld left off. >> we have to focus, go back and have a greater focus on community engagement and property crimes, burglaries, robberies, thingses that impact the family, things that make them move ot or not come to the city. >> reporter: according to the councilman, he said one of the things he did do is he drove with him for about two hours where he identified a lot of the problems. he said some of the things are the small crimes that irritate people. so that's some of the questions he has to find out what he's going to do to solve some of the personal crimes. the hearing started about a minute ago. we'll hopefully have sound from anthony bats coming up. that is the setup, clear conditions over the east, new rain maker, rocketing toward areas north and east of canada. 50s, rather clear and cool. >> we first told you about the missing money trail of hal katz. joc
ABC
Oct 26, 2012 5:30pm EDT
to ride out the storm. >> reporter: when a town is centered around the city dock, the problems that storms bring are nothing new. >> we are preparing for the worst as we always do, and hoping for the best. the harbor master for annapolis. the rain is is not is what concerns him the most, it's the wind. >> coastal flooding, that is driven by southeasterly winds preventing the bay from draining. we are traveling down, heading south for the winter, spend time in the bahamas. >> reporter: that was the plan for ray and his friends when sandy started moving up the coast, they figured to head in to land. >> we will be he one or two days at the dock and go up in to spa creek and pick up a marine in there and set it out for the heavy winds. >> reporter: ray and his crew were doing what anybody would do, crack open a cold one. >>> it's 5:00 somewhere. >> it may look nice now rs for those who have been through a storm it's nothing to mess around with. >> don't mess, it's dangerous. the waves and the winds and -- i've been there sometimes, i don't want to do that. i live to sail another day. it
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. call 311 to get one. >> our hope is that we can continue educating the entire city of baltimore to encourage those who don't have them to take that step. a smoke alarm is as close as your fingertips. all you have to do is call 311. our firefighters will install a 10-year lithium smoke alarp. since that fire, august 2011, firefighters have installed about 5200 of those smoke detectors. you don't have to touch. it you don't have to replace batteries for 10 years and you can't take the batteries out. many take the battery out and forget to put it back. if you need or to get a presmoke detector, call the city's hotline at 311. roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >>> fairly classic october weather today, temperatures reaching into the low 60s and upper 50s, not so bad. 55 in kent island. 56 in columbia. norrisville at 55 as you are in kingsville, a very temperate 58. to the north we have cold air, extending into southern can dparks sparking -- canada, sparking snow showers. that's an indication of the colder air that will make a brief shot. part of the colder air will get in and linger into
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
traffic cameras. if we can get a shot of that, you can see the waves coming up from ocean city. it's incredible. we're going to work on that. we're working on waiting on the governor. let's go over to mike masco and meteorologist wyatt everhart. >>> let's get to that first weather update. i tell you, hurricane sandy still a monster, monster storm. we're waiting for the fresh 5 p.m. update. we can see the storm clearly coming ashore southern new jersey. it's making landfall over the next hour or so. it's going to cross over central kept county delaware and come across through cease -- cease -- cecil, given the current movement of the storm. you see the size and scope of sandy, coming ashore at the southern tip of new jersey, basically rung up the delaware bay which may give it more time to maintain full strength, a little bit of additional water. now the huge storm surge we still anticipate being up here, central northern new jersey through the new england states and new york. again, we will have some of the worst rain and probably the worst rain in delaware and maryland. we will be t
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Oct 21, 2012 6:30pm EDT
the city, a 60-year-old man is dead after he was shot in the head friday. the victim was shot in the 3100 block of garrettson boulevard in northwest baltimore and died at the hospital. police in the city are investigate that shooting. >>> a man is dead and several injured after a police involved crash friday night. police say they were trying to stop an suv when they saw a passenger acting like they had a gun. officers were following the gun, it crashed into another vehicle, the driver of the suspect vehicle is dead, several others who are believed to be football players at donebar high school suffered minor injuries. >>> the first u.s. senator to come out in opposition to the u.s. war. former president george mcgovernen died. he won the democratic nomination for president back in 1972. he lost to richard nixon in one of the biggest landslides in american history. he carried, massachusetts. he stayed in the senate until 1980, four years later he made a run for president but didn't make it. he died in hospice care this morning in south dakota. he was 90 years old. >>> a member of
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Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, abc2news.com in the bronx. >>> orioles fever sweeping the city. >> a pep rally right here in charm city let out a clear they could hear -- cheer they could hear all the way to the bronx. >> mayor stephanie rawlings-blake led the rally. they continue to battle the yankees in the alds. >> what today is about is sending a message up 95 to let them know that we are behind them all the way. >> look at the mayor all decked out in her orange. they proudly showed their orange and black and proudly pose with the mascot. >> and for all the orioles news go to our website. you can browse our photo gallery and read about the game. >> not bad back here close to home. we have temperatures into the 60s. take a look at remembering -- glen burnie. a nice looking shot at 61 degrees. humidity is bone dry. we're 70 degrees warmer than yesterday evening. cool hair comes in by tonight and will be with us tomorrow. forecast 7:30. the temperatures will be dropping. there is a chance of a spot shower. it's going to be more on the cool side. take a look at the forecast. back close to home, 60 degrees. we're
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Oct 22, 2012 6:00pm EDT
he were an official of some sort. he was with the state or the city or the local energy company. >> reporter: but after a quick check of the attic, windows and doors, the so-called auditor turned on a hard sale and said they ned to bee a $4,000 solar plaimpg cet for the attic. >> i was mad that he misdieded us. >> reporter: debbie was just one victim of what the consumer fed raising of america calls an energy audit scam. >> scam ares sndz consumers postcards, make phone calls, offering free energy audits that will save them hundreds a month. >> reporter: grant says the auditors often apply they're with a government agency or utility company. >> their intpt is to sell them things like heat barriers, which actually do save them. >> reporter: and shoddy work could be the result. these pictures were taken inside a home where the owner fell for a free energy scam and paid the company to put in insulation. turns out the company was unlicensed and never returned to finish the job. >> we've seen cases where the work has not been completed fully or people were not benefiting. >> reporter
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
what the baltimore city council wants to find out. they took part on a bill that could bring grades to the restaurants in the city. some owners don't like the idea brandon scott said the good operators shouldn't be worried. >> they have nothing to worry about. we have places along that corridor that have been closed down several times and that aren't the cleanest but the average citizen doesn't know that because there is no way for them to know what is going on. >> reporter: and the measure would ask that the health department to start posting inspections online. >> it was the most tweeted political event in history. last night the first debate focused on the economy. the president tried to keep focus on the benefits of the affordable health care and romney's tax care but romney attacked the president for being partisan and not doing enough to close the deficit. >> the format lent itself to one or the other candidates, he took that opportunity. he set the standard. i think the -- i didn't think the president was rusty as much as i don't think anybody talked to him like that over the
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Oct 16, 2012 5:30pm EDT
at your weekend coming up. >>> it was one of the most horrendous crimes this city had ever seefnlt seven members of one family murdered by criminals. >> 10 years ago the dawson family were murdered because they spoke out. roosevelt leftwich is live at where the dawson house once stood. >> reporter: you remember that 10 years ago it was one of the worst scenes in baltimore history, a whole family, seven people killed because they decided to stand up against crime in their neighborhood. look at the place now. the dawson family center where people can come -- kids can come to learn. r--- a safe place to be. 10 years ago they died after their house was fire bombed by a 21-year-old neighbor. they became outspoken about crime in the area. they frequently called police 109 times to help disrupt the criminal element. 2007 their home was rebuilt and turned into the dawson family community center. today's event honors the family's memory. >> well, we want to try to expand this. part of the goal was to expand in parts of the city. and the funding has not been plentiful for us to did that, but
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Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
of this runs on donations and the most recent one is exceeding expectations. at party city on york road near towson, a dollar added to their much that goes directly to the baltimore child abuse center. >> they're saying, yes, we want to be a part of this and yes we want to make a difference. >> reporter: jennifer sacks is the owner of 11 stores and said this campaign has raised nearly $50,000 sense they started it in sent. the result far surpassing what they anticipated. >> when they come to the register, they're asked to make a donation. it's left open. weave seen $17 and $2 donations and some that hit $100 and in between. >> it's exceeded all of our expectat the executive director of the center is surprised and excited to see the amount of pledges already paid pie party city customers, a success he believes is driven by one of the worst sex abuse scandals. >> when they see penn state and the boy scouts, they want to stop something. the fact that they can do something locally oar doing so one dollar at a time, funding the fight against what we all saw in penn state right here at h
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Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
county, over two feet of snow. there's the ocean city pier, what's left of it. all you see are the pilings there. the waves beginning to calm down. kent island, watching the next high tide cycle at 7:00 tonight. the susquehanna, look at the movement. that river is whipping and very, very brown. so we're still feeling the effects from superstorm sandy. she's putting the cold air in our area, 30s. more on that straight ahead. >> all right. state officials have confirmed to us there have been three deaths related to sandy. >> a pasadena man lost his life yesterday when a tree fell on his home. >> brian kuebler spoke to his son. there's no way you can prepare for it. >> reporter: sandy took three lives, one of them in pasadena. the scene almost as tragic as the story. the 7700 block of suit drive has become an attraction, but for the family of 74-year-old donald con aado. >> he lived here. >> the son told us about his father, an jar. as his son boards up, he is haunted by the very last conversation the two had. >> i was standing in the doorway talking to him about it. he said what's th
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Oct 31, 2012 6:00pm EDT
riding out superstorm sandy, we see some of new jersey. >> reporter: atlantic city is one of the hardest hit areas. you can see the debris that blue when hurricane sandy came through. along the jersey shower a new view, and not the one most residents and tourists ever expected to see. the coast lien changed by a monster storm. >> i actually grew up in the city. it just hurts a lot. >> reporter: this afternoon dozens of residents came out to see the damage for themselves, telling us and each other stories about how they road out hurricane sandy. >> i was sitting in my room. you didn't know if the window would shatter. >> it's something you can't believe. >> reporter: this man is a doctor. he stayed behind at a local hospital as sandy made landfall. >> they were evacuatin i'm originally from afghanistan. i can relate to this. we didn't evacuate. my son, he wants to see it. >> reporter: normally this is a booming tourist mecca. right now it's empty. there's plenty of damage and most places don't even have power. cleaning up will take a long time. >> no one has been allowed back into the cit
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Oct 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
nearly a thousand folks packed the church to pay their respects and mourn as the city deals with the horrible tragedy. >> [inaudible] . >> i love you and i [inaudible] . >>> they were buried together. in the meantime authorities still trying to determine the cause of the fire. >> abc 2news investigators went to the top for answers on the orioles playoff tickets. fans have been e-mailing us about the team's policy not to refund a six dollar processing fee per order. the attorney general said you are out of luck. if you want that -- the fee refund because the team stated its policy before you clicked on check out. >>> a student's personal loss leads to great things for other families with cancer. rachel got the news that her dad had cancer, a rare form. he pass away just 13 months later. the loss was hard for her being so far from home at school. >> i felt helpless and i really wanted to do something that would contribute to my family but also keep my mind off it and really kind of channel my nervous energy, my stress about not being home into something positive. >> what did they do? t
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Oct 12, 2012 5:30pm EDT
upper 40s to the north and west. this is the scenario k temperatures dropping off sharply. the city including the zoo, we should stay above the freezing mark overnight. there will be frost in the morning in areas to the north and west. we will talk about how the entire weekend unfolds, so much going on, here at the zoo and across the state over the weekend. we have the details coming up. daniel got the thrill of his life by throwing out the first pitch in 15 years. big on nor. >> the orioles -- honor. >> brawn brian kuebler is here with more on how the baltimore blast are looking to score a goal against bullying. >> reporter: giving daniel the hop nor of throwing out the first pitch sunday night, spoke up against bullying, each louder than this stadium sounded, over the first two games. now, just a week later, the baltimore blast is blocking the lean with its own nod to the shooting victim. >> it hit home. it's in our backyard right now. er we got the stop and be able to put our arms around kids, that are getting picked on and say everything is going to be later. >> reporter: which is why the
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Oct 31, 2012 5:30pm EDT
new york city moving newborns from the critical care uniony. nurses and the paramedics carried 20 babies from the ninth floor down the stairwell. one baby was born premature and with a heart condition. the mother is grateful. >> i'm very grateful. without them, me daughter may not have been here. >> once the babies and the mothers were taken out, they were taken to another nearby hospital, one that had their power. >>> you want to make sure that halloween is full of fun, not fright. we'll tell you what you can do to keep your kids safe. >> if going door to door asking for candy isn't your thing, we have an alternative option. where to go for a spooky halloween night. >> as we take a look at the ocean city pier, what's left of it, it reminds us we're within 100 miles of the destruction up north. how you doing? alright, alright. now this is a party. what is that? go, go, go. mmm. give me some of that sauce. i don't know, i think i might bail. yeah, it's pretty dead. [ male announcer ] one is never enough. new kfc dip'ems. freshly prepared tenders dipped in irresistible sauces. this
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Oct 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the city tried to give the family strength. what a devastating story. >> reporter: horrible. hundreds of people, family and folks around the city came to remember the lives lost. four small children and their grandmother. their deaths have made the city cry. ♪ [ music ] this is sad. to look at a casket so small it doesn't just break your heart, it shatters it. how do you get over something like this? only in time and having the support of a community that shares your grief. james, ty, annie, little fat man. little angel. all died october 11th in the arms their grandmother who died trying to save them. >> mom, i love you and i [i best mom anybody could want. rest in peace and [inaudible] >> reporter: when a child dies the community is diminished. when four die the world is a lesser place. the loss is overwhelming. healing does come. for those who believe there is something higher healing will come eventually through grace. >> [inaudible] for -- for a word she isn't saying. i know my time is running out but i wanted you to know she heard you. she is listening. >> [inaudible] i don't h
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Oct 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
new england. either way, we'll sew a lot of wind, a lot of rain. we have more coming up. >>> the city of baltimore has taken steps. there are several things you can do. first, they say make sure you have a battery powered radio, flashlights and enough water to last three days. make sure to clear debris from your neighborhood storm drains. >>> sandy is already makes its mark on florida. tropical storm warnings have been issued. we'll take you live to delray beach and check in with our sister station for the latest. >>> he had come to visit family members on leave from the military. >> but the 24-year-old sailor had his trip and life cut short last week when he was gunned down in baltimore. >> reporter: at this point police have no suspects and few witnesses to the shooting. they just know someone fired multiple shots killing the sailor before driving away. tucked inside the road, betty heard the distinctive sounds of gunfire. >> me and my friends heard five gunshots. >> reporter: when she opened the streed someone on marbourn avenue asked for help. he said get me a towel. he said
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
that resulted in the arrest of the two suspects. the city case yielding a lead. >> baltimore city detectives were able to get a tag. they began to work together investigating themes incidents. they were able to identify the owner of the vehicle used and connect one of the suspects to the owner. >> reporter: pat least one of the -- at least one of the suspects should go before a judge. police want people to see -- there may be others. brian kuebler, abc2 news. >>> although there is no way to garn tee your safety on the street, there are things you can do. you need to always be awar of your surroundings. don't have your head walking down at the phone. keep both hands free. it's a good idea to carry a whistle or some pepper spray. if a car pulls up right next to you, turn around and walk in the opposite direction. if someone approaches you, look for a lighted window and wave and shout making sure someone is watching you. >>> baltimore county police said a 23-year-old firefighter anthony cottle faces charges that he sexually abused a 14-year-old boy. he said cottle attacked him after
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Oct 16, 2012 5:00pm EDT
trobe homes. it happened around 3 this afternoon. a spokesman for the baltimore city fire department said 11 students suffered non-life-threatening injuries. all 13 patients were transported to area hospitals but are expect to survive. now how the accident happened, baltimore city police say they're still investigating that, but what we know is the city school bus and a mini van collided. a pedestrian in the area was also hit. 13 people all sent to the hospital, two adults. the pedestrian and the driver of the mini van and 11 children, all of them non-life-threatening injuries. we'll be keeping our eyes on this throughout the night. cheryl con next website -- conner, abc2 news. >>> looks like the meningitis outbreak is getting worse. federal officials are now tying meningitis to many groups of people. >> reporter: federal health officials are sounding the alarm on fungal meningitis. it was made by new england compounding center that distributed steroids, now suspected of sickening 233 people. 15 people have died in 15 states according to the cdc, including marcia martin's
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Oct 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
city police need your help. the first victim a 40-year-old woman was walking to her collar about 2:00 this morning on roland avenue. two men came up with a gun and forced her into the car. the car is described as a silver four-door stratus. the men took her to an atm, made her take out money and let her go. 10 minutes later, police say they struck again. >> this 19-year-old victim was riding his bike on roland avenue. they struck this victim with the car. the victim fell off the bicycle and then made sure he was okay. at that point they forced him into their vehicle. >> he was robbed and eventually dropped off as well. police have increased the number of officers but they are asking anyone who may have seen the car to call 911 rote away. >>> video out of miami beach. hurricane sandy is producing high winds and waves. by tomorrow expect waves up to 15 feet high. >> whatever happens in florida, we want to know will it affect us here. let's find out from meteorologist wyatt everhart with the latest on sandy's path. >>> she is a hurricane, now moving toward eastern cuba and eventually wha
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Oct 28, 2012 6:30pm EDT
the next 90 minutes. we are working for you to get you prepared. there is flooding in ocean city. we are expecting to hear from the governor in half an hour. >> let's get the latest from chief meteorologist quiet (everí) hart. still over 300 miles away. feeling the effects already. >> absolutely. you can tell you step outside your door. winds starting to pick up. rain is coming in. we are gearing up for the landfall which will occur tomorrow night into tuesday morning. the size of this storm simply stung. more than 1200 mile across in size. no weakening. new intensification around the center of the storm. rain bands beginning to come ashore. latest statistics from the national hurricane center. 952-millibar low. that is very close to record low pressures up and down the carolinas and virginia and maryland. winds 75 miles per hour. hurricane force winds extends over one miles in any direction from the center. tropical storm forced winds 200 miles from the center. the center is more than 400 miles from the eastern part of our state. impacts we are feeling now are just the beginning. l
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
if you go downtown or the county or anywhere this. really has pulled the city together. a lot has changed but the orioles will be the team. they're still the team. they're going to always be a team. baltimore will always have the orioles here. >> reporter: tim rutherford. >> great story. mr. johnson, this is for you. if you got any pictures, we got you covered with all things orioles. head to abc2news.com/orioles. you can also shear your stan photo -- share your fan photos with us and check out the omazing pictures. >>> from double blizzards to hurricane irene to the most recent storms, massive power failures have left maryland crippled. now the governor is suggesting a rate increase. >> reporter: am july tens of thousands were in the dark, some for a full week after a duratio. because of that the governor assemble add task force to look in the way electric companies can service customers better. one recommendation is to charge you more a dollar or two in a surcharge to go toward power lines. >> strengthening it so it can within stand the increasingly frequent and violent events.
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Oct 7, 2012 6:30pm EDT
showers toward the south and west. again, all of baltimore city is clear right now. we had that batch of heavier showers that moved through. steadier showers to the south and that will be rolling into the city limits during the course of this evening. it is chilly. 50 right now. into the 40s through game time. 55 over the eastern shore. 40s and 50s out west. 47 degrees with a northwesterly wind at 5 to 10. overnight, frost and freeze condition. that is coming up in a little bit. >> thanks a lot, mike. >> the death toll from that meningitis outbreak stands at 7 including one from maryland. 3 are from here. the outbreak has been linked to steroid injections and the pharmacy issued a voluntary recall yesterday, but the new england compounding center said the recall was a precaution and there was no indication that any other products were contaminated. they said not to use any products distributed by the center. about 75 medical facilities in 23 states received those contaminated products. >> and now for the search for a missing ten-year-old girl in colorado. time and weather factors. she di
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